U3A SurfCoast

U3A SurfCoast, a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, is part of the world wide U3A (University of the Third Age), network,  offering around twenty classes and activities during each school term. Courses cover arts, humanities, languages, science, exercise, lifestyle and computers, and include year-long classes, short courses and occasional lectures.

Currently U3A SurfCoast operates in Torquay and Anglesea and welcomes all retirees and goves a special welcome to people newly arrived on the Surf Coast.

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​2018 Courses and Enrolment
​The Term 1 2018 program goes 'live' on 15 December. You can enrol online anytime from that date.  The annual membership fee remains at $60.00 for the year, and you can sign up for as many classes as you like (subject to vacancies, of course).

For help to enrol online go to the 'Join Us' page and click on the Enrolment Guide button. If you prefer to enrol in person, come to Spring Creek House on Wednesday 17 January between 10.30 and 2.30.
Open Day - 17 January
​As part of the regional U3A Summer School program we will have an interesting day of activities on Wednesday 17 January at Spring Creek House, 14 Price Street, Torquay. All members and their guests are welcome - no need to book. Go to the 'Courses' page to see the Torquay program. You can see the full 3-day program on the U3A Geelong website (www.u3ageelong.org.au).  

Positions Vacant 
(leave a message for Toni McCormack on 0435374139 if you would like to join us!) 
Course Planning - We are looking for a couple of members to join the Course Planning team.  This interesting work mostly happens over a few weeks towards the end of each term - tasks include processing course proposals from tutors, preparation of the timetable and production of course schedules and information.  Lots of guidance and support available!  

​Membership and Enrolment - ​Looking good - thanks to our new team of volunteers. 

Venue Coordinator- Thanks Sue! Position filled!

Do you like our new website?  You can 'talk' to us any time by going to the Contact Us page and sending your comments on the online form - much simpler (and more secure)  than sending an email.  You can also sign our Guestbook at the bottom of this page.

U3A SurfCoast Stories

U3ASurfCoast’s final week for 2017 was celebrated last week with a reading of Anzac Biscuits, a one-act comedy followed by drinks and nibbles. The play, under the guidance of local well-known Torquay Theatre Troupe Director, Gay Bell, tells the story of the shenanigans behind a U3a Committee meeting, which doesn’t go according to plan. Over 50 members shared in the fun, and all were impressed with the delightful performances of the cast. There is already talk about turning this special celebration into an annual end-of-year event.

This year has been a year of steady growth for U3ASurfCoast with a consistent increase in members and the range of classes and activities on offer.

January 16th - 18th 2018
Refresh your brain with some cool lectures and activities…..
REGISTER ON LINE for Geelong and Corio Bay at www.u3ageelong.org.au

Stay connected to your past, your future, your inner self and to your community.
Come and join in after registering on line:
  • Free attendance over three days at three venues. Bring a friend as it is open to the public.
  • Morning and Afternoon tea provided, with lunch available to purchase at Cobbin Farm.
Keynote speaker at 1.00pm on Thursday at Cobbin Farm with Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians, followed by afternoon tea and celebratory drinks and nibbles.
Bookings open on 28th November for Geelong & Corio Bay
Phone:   Corio Bay on 0458 636 839 and Geelong 52445114

U3a Surf Coast on Wednesday January 17th only 
9 .00 - 3.30 at Spring Creek Community House, 14 Price St. Torquay. 
Just turn up and bring a friend - no need to book ahead.
(go to the Courses page on this website to see the program)

Sign our Guestbook
Please take a moment to sign our guestbook.
Thank you.
U3A Office Hours
Wednesdays and Fridays
10.00 am - 12 noon

Spring Creek House
14 Price Street
Torquay Vic 3228
P: 0435 374 139
Term 4 2017 ends on 8 December 
Term Dates 2018:
Term 1:  12 February to 29 March
Term 2:  23 April to 29 June
Term 3:  23 July to 21 September
Term 4:  15 October to 7 December